Egypt Centre young volunteers win Diana Volunteering Award

Twenty three young volunteers from Swansea and surrounding areas, aged 10 to 18, have received the Diana Award for their work in their local community at the Egypt Centre.

Given out in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name, the award is presented to young role models who are selflessly helping to transform the lives of others, going above and beyond to make a positive change in the world.

Diana Awards Winners (Egypt Centre)

EC volunteers, Left to right: Seren Harries, Ffion Beynon, Seth Marshall, Mostafa Rabab, Naomi Newman, Kimberley Coughlan, Alexandria Voyce and Abby Richards Williams.

The Egypt Centre, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, is located on Swansea University’s Singleton Campus. Every Saturday the museum is staffed by the young volunteers, who welcome visitors and demonstrate educational activities such as mummification. In their spare time the volunteers also research ancient Egypt and the museum itself, which hosts the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in Wales, to answer any questions the public may have.

As a result of their dedicated work, eight of the museum volunteers travelled to Cardiff City Hallon Monday 20th November 2017 to receive the Diana Champion Volunteer award from Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales.‌

Carwyn Jones and Diana Awards winners

Left to right: Mostafa Rabab, Abby Richards Williams, Alexandria Voyce,  Seren Harries, Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones, Naomi Newman, Seth Marshall, Kimberley Coughlan and Ffion Beynon.

Syd Howells, Museum Volunteer Manager said: “We at the Egypt Centre are incredibly proud of our young volunteers. The Diana Award recognises and encourages them to continue their selfless work and will hopefully inspire others to volunteer in their schools and communities. The young volunteers are delighted to receive an award in recognition of their commitment to helping others.”

For more information about volunteering and work placements at the Egypt Centre click here.